MP SPEAKS | Umno, Bersatu, and PAS have failed to form a stable government as the "Malay unity" rhetoric has proved to be a false promise for Malaysia.
If I had made this statement, it would be taken as proof of the allegation that I am anti-Malay and anti-Islam, but this was stated by Warisan president and former Sabah chief minister Shafie Apdal at the recent Regional Outlook Forum 2021, hosted by the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore last Thursday.
Shafie said Malaysian politics needs a reset in 2021 and beyond as the Malay unity rhetoric is proven to be a false promise.
He said: “Umno, Bersatu, and PAS have failed to form a stable government.
“About 70 percent of Malays are urban and 80 percent of Malaysians are urban. But Umno, PAS, and Bersatu are still working on the basis of the majority of Malays being rural. They will soon find a revolt of urban Malays who would return to the kampung to vote.”
The Semporna MP said a new Malaysia narrative is needed across the country’s key pillars – political, economic, and social – everything from governance to accountability, education, technology, healthcare, and social mobility...